Recipes and Cooking Salmon Cream Cheese with Pickled Onions Crostini 5.0 (2) Translate the flavors of bagels and lox into a bite-sized crostini recipe. Simply top a slice of French bread with salmon cream cheese and pickled onions for an appetizer that will steal the show. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 14, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kritsada Panichgul Prep Time: 15 mins Chill Time: 8 hrs Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 8 hrs 23 mins Servings: 20 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ of a red onion, cut into thin slivers ½ cup sugar ½ cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed 1 8 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread Olive oil (optional) ¾ cup tub-style cream cheese spread with salmon Directions In a glass bowl or jar combine onion slivers, sugar, vinegar, salt, and fennel seeds. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours or up to 48 hours, stirring occasionally. Preheat oven to 425°F. Using a serrated knife, diagonally slice the bread. Arrange bread slices on two large baking sheets. If desired, brush each slice lightly with olive oil. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown, turning slices over once halfway through baking. Drain onion mixture, discarding liquid. Spread toast slices with cream cheese. Spoon onion mixture onto toast slices. Tips Prepare as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Cool bread. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 24 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet. Bake about 3 minutes or just until crisp. Continue as directed in Step 3. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 61 Calories 2g Fat 8g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 20 Calories 61 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 9mg 3% Sodium 152mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 2g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Potassium 23mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.